Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Beamdog’s Long-Term Goal; Expect A Kickstarter

According to Beamdog’s Cameron Tofer, the developer has its sights on Baldur’s Gate 3 and will likely turn to Kickstarter to realize the dream.

In an interview with GameSpy, Tofer began by explaining the appeal of classic Baldur’s Gate:

I think the new RPGs are great, but I don’t think they should be a replacement for classic strategic in-depth RPGs like Baldur’s Gate. I think that’s what makes Enhanced so relevant: Baldur’s Gate hasn’t been replaced.

Action RPGs like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Dragon Age 2 presently dominate the market, leaving the strategic RPG niche unfilled.

Tofer went on to detail what the Enhanced Editions of the old BG titles will feature:

We’ve been adding side stories, stories to tie things together, unfinished stories. As far as new types of abilities, we have more announcements coming.

But the developer has plans beyond these enhanced editions. Tofer said:

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been our long term goal. We have a lot of things to put in place before such a project can be launched. So currently there is no such project but that’s the one we want to do. Our thoughts have been that Enhanced Edition for BG 1 and 2 just make sense before there’s any Baldur’s Gate 3.

Kickstarter has proven to be a highly successful venue for raising funds to resurrect classic games, so it’s no surprise that the team is looking into this platform:

We’re totally thinking Kickstarter. It just makes so much sense and solves so many problems. I think what Brian [Fargo] is doing with Wasteland is very interesting.

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5 Comments on Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Beamdog’s Long-Term Goal; Expect A Kickstarter

Samakar

On March 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

I would definitely lay down $100 for a Baldur’s Gate 3, as long as it came with a special edition box. :3

Jeremy

On March 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

I would pay to not have BG3 be made. The story is done, let it rest. Pick a franchise that is about the setting, not the characters, like Icewind Dale or Arcanum. Sword Coast is not interesting enough to warrant another game.

Danny

On March 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I would rather see a new franchise similar to BG in the D&D universe.
BG3 would be great if it started a new story with great writers though.

Aids

On March 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Action RPG games are the death of RPG games. In fact they aren’t even really RPG’s. Sorry but building a game around idiots who have the attention span of a 3 year old only degrades what made the original RPG’s great. Unncessary things like throwing sex and relationships and politics and mindless senseless fights only degrade the storyline. We aren’t playing video games for some douches political statement on the world. We are playing to be entertained and to enjoy ourselves. These stories were something in depth and drew you in. You formulated your own conclusions and your choices reflected the character you created. Lawful good, neutral evil, chaotic neutral, etc. See what Other M did to the Metroid franchise? Unnecessary changes along with making the main character into mindless droning piece of ass. It is insulting to those of us who grew up with the original games.

Dumbing down things for sake of a greasy buck is an insult to those who actually gave a about all these games we grew up playing.

They do BG3 they need to SERIOUSLY have the original creators and developers do the work. Not some over paid idiot at some corporation hoping to cash on some poor gamers nostalgia who waited all these years for a game, only to get kicked in the balls in the end. Duke Nukem Forever anyone?

Drizzt is a got and no one cares about Icewind Dale. Elminster would break him like nothing.

Chris

On March 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

BG3….am I…am I dreaming?